Raise a glass to Yuri Gagarin

A short verse marking the 80th birthday of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin – the first man in space – who was born on March 9th 1934. He died in 1968. A brave man.

Yuri Gagarin

One took me to a bar in

A constellation near here

But it had no atmosphere.

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